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'Lost' bats found breeding on Scilly

A University of Exeter biologist has discovered a 'lost' species of bat breeding on the Isles of Scilly (UK). A pregnant female brown long-eared bat is the first of its species to be found on the islands for ...

Jun 17, 2011 4.2 / 5 (5) 0 | with audio podcast

Hibernation keeps rabies going in bats

(PhysOrg.com) -- In a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, infectious disease biologist Dylan George from Colorado State University reports that a bat’s hibernation is wha ...

Jun 07, 2011 not rated yet 0 | with audio podcast report

Big city holds empty promise for bats

In the treeless, flat Prairie, you'd think a city would provide a good home for bats who like to snuggle up and roost in trees and buildings. But researchers at the University of Calgary made the surprising ...

May 31, 2011 5 / 5 (2) 0

Why does rain keep bats grounded?

(PhysOrg.com) -- In a new study published in Biology Letters, researcher Christian Voigt from the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research in Germany details their findings on Sowell’s short-tailed bats a ...

May 05, 2011 4.3 / 5 (4) 3 | with audio podcast report

Bats keep separate households

(PhysOrg.com) -- The use of different resources by males and females exacerbates the estimation of population sizes. However, the monitoring of population sizes, particularly for rare and threatened species, ...

Mar 24, 2011 5 / 5 (1) 0 | with audio podcast